The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.

What is the John Allwright Fellowship?

The primary aim of the Scheme is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner country institutions. While individual awardees will benefit from the Scheme, it is important to note that partner country institutions are the key targets.

How to apply

Applications are welcome from participants in both bilateral and multilateral projects. All applicants must be working with an ACIAR projectRead the guidelines and about how to apply.

Fellowship benefits

Postgraduate studies undertaken by each awardee are based on the research work being carried out under the collaborative research project in which the awardee is engaged prior to taking up the award. However, it is important that the student’s research project forms a discrete topic related to, but not part of, the existing ACIAR project. The study program should be designed to provide the awardee with the opportunity of continuing active involvement in the project research work throughout his or her studies, and sufficient knowledge to continue the research effort on final return to their home country. ACIAR will in certain circumstances support course work postgraduate degrees.

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Any queries may be directed to the appropriate Research Program Manager or the Project Officer, Capacity Building: geoffrey.okeefe[at][dot]au.

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